Hello guys, it’s been a while as usual haha. However, I’ve been a busy girl so always check out my instagram. That’s where I regularly post my delish photos and sometimes recipes directly in my post. For me it’s been a long summer at the hospital where we have been crazy busy…I mean I guess everyone wants a baby in 2017 LOL. Other than nursing I’ve been working on decorating more of my house. It has been a challenge, especially stenciling my living room wall, which I think I talked about it in a previous post (sorry). The hubby and I have totally called it quits on finishing it since March. Even Mike’s step-mom the (self-proclaimed) LoMa accepted the challenge of “the wall” and totally threw the towel in after doing just a few stencil squares. Mind you she is a total do-it-your-selfer/”git-r-done” type person that jumps at painting and other small home projects that she can either find or get selected from on thumbtack.com. In fact, last summer she beautifully redecorated our first floor half bathroom from the ground up. Anyhow, if you’ve never tried stenciling a full wall or room with an undersized crappy stencil template then don’t bother even trying–total frustration! That said, I’m planning on conquering, I mean finishing that wall come hail or high water this weekend…so wish me luck. I’m also planning on building a second island in the kitchen to use for my blogging videos and photos. I am super excited as it will sit on wheels and be mobile. I’ll definitely feature it on here and my Instagram once it is finished.
Michael was recently gone to North Carolina for a week and half completing a bathroom remodel job with his dad, so I’ve been solo having fun with little miss Ava. With things ramping up it’s nearly time for Ava to get into day care. I’m super frightened about that because of all the scary stories you here, maybe its too much lifetime or the news. I would love to know from anyone else who has kid(s) in daycare and any advice for the first go-around? Like how did you deal with your anxiety? Being a mom can be so stressful, yet so rewarding to see that smile and knowing that she is a little happy go-lucky toddler with sass. In the mist of all the chaos I found some time to do an interview with Arbor Family Magazine’s September issue. Though it is just a local magazine I’m totally excited someone spotted me! Any opportunity to talk about my passion for coooking is A1 in my book.
Now let’s get to the nitty gritty of this special treat of a recipe. As for some background regarding it, my friend Cyn from www.especiallysoutherndishes.com, IG handle especiallysouthern and an all around cool chick (her pics and food always look so delish), recommended an Instagram collaboration to be called #sounthernsummerflavors. I truly love the idea, where basically 14-16 foodbloggers are collaborating via Instagram and their personal blogs by creating a recipe centered around a type of cuisine–in this case southern with a twist. It’s a way to interact with other food bloggers and help support/promote each other, which I’m all for! I’m super exicted as I thought long and hard about what to create. Being that I’m African and also northern girl (haha), I wasn’t sure what southern dish to make. I gotta love how when I told Cyn I don’t know anything about southern as I am an African, where she then responsed, “You don’t have to be from the south to cook some southern food girl” (LOL). So simply empowering that gave me the encouragagement to really do this up right. So I thought about many different things to make from breakfast to dinners to desserts, when it occurred to me that it don’t get more southern than fried chicken, biscuits, and fried green tomatoes (LOL). So hence my quest to switch it up a little bit ;). And here you have juicy buttermilk fried chicken, with a crumbly buttermilk biscuit with rosemary and fennel, tangy green breaded tomato, gooey egg yolk and sweet honey garlic drizzle. Can we say YUM YUM YUM, enjoyed and praised by my number one food critic A.K.A the hubby (haha). I will admit it’s a pretty big sandwich that takes skill to fully take a bite out. Make sure you check out my fellow collaborators that I will be featuring on my intagram feed. No doubt it will be worth your time and palate. So go ahead try it and dont forget to comment!
Many Thanks. XOXO